Carbon Academy Extension Workshop


The mission of the Carbon Academy Workshop for OSU Extension Agents is to provide essential insights into soil carbon, carbon farming, on-farm carbon credit assessments, soil carbon measurement techniques (including remote sensing), and to explore broader topics such as policy, legal considerations, carbon as it relates to food security, societal carbon value, ecosystem services payments, and carbon market mechanisms.

This Carbon Academy event is an in-person, half-day workshop for OSU Extension Agents. The workshop features several guest speakers, including a welcome message by Christopher Zoller and presentations from C-FARM Co-PIs Ross Bricklemyer, Matthew Hamilton, Rattan Lal, Klaus Lorenz, Asmita Murumkar, and Roger Williams. The workshop will also feature an interactive panel presentation moderated by Elizabeth Hawkins and Mike Estadt. There will be an optional demonstration of greenhouse gas measurement in soil and a tour of the long-term plots with Klaus Lorenz at the conclusion of the workshop.

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Registration will be cut off at the first 30 registrants. Deadline for registration is April 3, 2024.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Boxed lunches from Panera will be served during session at 12:00am

Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC)
Priva Gathering Space
2515 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43221

  • Mileage will be funded by the C-FARM grant to OSU Extension attendees, and we will provide worktags after registration to submit a spend authorization.

Parking is available at the gravel Event Parking lot across the street from CEARC at 2510 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43221

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9:30 am Welcome: Christopher Zoller

9:45 am Managing Soil Carbon for Addressing Global Warming: Rattan Lal 

10:15 am Creating Forest Carbon Projects to Produce Carbon Credits: Roger Williams

10:45 am Carbon Sequestration in Farmland and Co-BenefitsAsmita Murumkar

11:15 am Break (15 minutes)

11:30 pm Policy Dimensions of Carbon Farming: How Institutional Factors Affect Practice AdoptionMatthew Hamilton

12:00 pm Break and distribution of Panera box lunches

12:15 pm Bayer’s Carbon Program and our role in Regenerative Agriculture: Ross Bricklemyer

12:45 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A with Speakers: Moderated by Elizabeth Hawkins and Mike Estadt

1:30 pm Closing remarks and distribution of certificates

2:00 pm OPTIONAL: Break and walk to long-term field plots at Waterman farms if weather is good. If weather is poor, demonstration and discussions will occur inside.

2:15 pm Demonstration of greenhouse gas measurement and discussion of long-term plots: Klaus Lorenz Participants may take place in this event for as long as is convenient for them.

3:00 pm Workshop concludes

Speakers and Moderators

Ross Bricklemyer Ross Bricklemyer, Ecosystems Services Technology Strategy Lead: Modeling, Climate LLC
Mike Estadt Mike Estadt, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension
Elizabeth Hawkins Elizabeth Hawkins, Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems, Ohio State University Extension
Matthew Hamilton Matthew Hamilton, PhD, Ecology (emph. Environmental Policy), Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rattan Lal Rattan Lal, PhD, Soil Science, Distinguished University Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
Klaus Lorenz Klaus Lorenz, PhD, Agricultural Sciences, Senior Research Associate, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Assistant Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
Asmita Murumkar Asmita Murumkar, PhD, Assistant Professor and Ecosystems Services Field Specialist for Ohio State University Extension, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Roger Williams Roger Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Forest Ecosystem Analysis & Management, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Christopher Zoller Christopher Zoller, Interim Assistant Director; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Educator, ANR; Associate Professor, Ohio State Extension